Despite being on holiday, the action doesn’t stop at the kennels and the guys left in charge have been brilliant in our absence. First up, both Sidarian Lisa and Rockburst Vienna will line up in next week’s Corn Cuchulainn semi finals at Harolds Cross, the only negative being they are in the same semi final! Rockburst Vienna showed brilliant early pace to lead and great determination to get her head back in front after being passed up the home straight first time round before powering on to a 2 1/2 length winning margin. Sidarian Lisa had to show her battling qualities to qualify in third place in her heat but takes her place in the semi final knowing that she’s more than capable of progressing to final, as is Vienna.

Over at Shelbourne on Saturday it was a case of seconditis for the kennels. Firstly Barnhill Turbo ran a good race to claim 2nd spot in the open 550. In the ECC Timber Products 525 Final, Sidarian Blitz was a gallant runner up before we had 2 runners progress to next week’s ECC Timber Champion 550 Stake Final. Both Eleverife and Coran Sky finished runners up in their respective semi finals.

ECC Timber Champion 550 Final

1 – CON TE PARTIRO
2 – TYRUR SUPERMAC
3 – ELEVENERIFE
4 – CORAN SKY
5 – DROOPYS NIDGE
6 – TYRUR NATHAN

Corn Cuchulainn Semi Final

1 – NOM DE PLUME
2 – RAZLDAZL PACINO
3 – GO MARGUS GO
4 – ROCKBURST VIENNA
5 – SIDARIAN LISA
6 – SLIP THE GENIE

The next few weeks ahead promise to be a very busy time. The Irish Derby starts where we hope to have plenty of representatives, while we’ll definitely be entering a bitches for the Champion Bitch Stake at Galway, which was won last year by our own Rockburst Pearl. We’re also pleased to be able to say we’ve been accepted for the Matthews.ie Dundalk International Race where Sidarian Blaze will be lining up. He goes there in great form, having posted a superb 28.01 in a recent trial, which puts him 30 spots inside the track record! The draw will be made on this coming Monday.

Droopys Hope, currently residing with us, recently whelped a healthy litter of 10 to Vans Escalade while we also have Rockburst Pearl with a litter of 7 to the same sire.